QA Apprenticeships is playing a key role in an innovative pledge to create more than 2000 opportunities for young people in Scotland.
QA is part of the 2016 for 2016 pledge to create 2016 IT Modern apprenticeships in three years which will double Microsoft’s apprentice intake in Scotland. It is part of the technology giant’s ‘Get On’ initiative to get 300,000 young people into work over the next three years.
QA Apprenticeships, as Scotland’s leading IT apprenticeships provider,will have a leading role in the initiative;creating, filling and providing training for as many of the new job roles as possible, working with Microsoft’s partner network.
Apprenticeships combine work and training to give young people a real job, qualifications and experience that employers want. They are a cost-effective and low-risk alternative to graduate employment, allowing employers to bring young, high-calibre staff into their business, whilst providing them with an excellent platform to build a successful career without committing to large debts.
QA Apprenticeships is a multi-awardwinning provider of IT and business services apprenticeships throughout Scotland. QA’s programme has won Apprenticeship Programme of the Year 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 94% of QA Apprentices secure permanent jobs at the end of their apprenticeship.
In the last year QA has trained over 1,700 apprentices and created over
1,000 new jobs for the UK’s young people. Among the QA Apprenticeships employer partners are British Gas,BSkyB, Capge mini, Cisco and Capita.